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contractor, edward snowden, leak thousands of secret documents. we get more from this on white house correspondent kristen welker. >> reporter: the new allegations are stunning. today, three top lawmakers suggested nsa leaker edward snowden may have had help. on "meet the press," house intelligence chairman, mike rogers, pointed the finger at russia. >> some of the things that he did were beyond his technical capabilities. >> you think the russians helped snowden? >> i believe there's questions to be answered there. i don't think it was a gee whiz luck event that he ended up in moscow under the handling of the fsb. >> and do you agree with chairman rogers, that he may have had help from the russians? >> he may well have. we don't know at this stage. >> reporter: house homeland security chairman, mike mccal shall, wouldn't say who he thinks helped snowden but also says he doesn't think snowden acted alone. >> i don't think mr. snowden woke up one day and had the wherewithal to do this all by himself. i think he was helped by others. >> reporter: the white house wouldn't comment, but n
involved in the program. and as we have discussed, would any of this happened without snowden? i would argue, i don't know that the jury has come down hard on that completely and said without snowden we wouldn't be doing any of this. the intelligence community as a matter of routine does internal reviews in terms of how they conduct operations, and this is sufficient oversight. the real issue that gloria made, it is not as transparent as maybe we would like it to be. and there are elements of that that we need kind of exposed to daylight. the declassification of intelligence, we do as a matter of routine. we're doing that with findings, opinions. i think two things the president -- >> you don't think that edward snowden's leaking all this sensitive information six months ago propelled this debate, generated this debate, and as a result of this enormous debate that's been going on here in the united states and around the world, the president of the united states has now come forward with a series of reforms. >> the president took ownership of this issue because of the snowden leaks. wha
the washington post reporting on this and the new york times was because of snowden. snowden made the leak. before this, the washington post was not doing that much aggressive work on what the nsa was doing in terms of mastic you striving. media hask that the not been up to snuff on the whole issue. it would have been if the bush administration was in power. host: one must call in for you. gavin is waiting on the lines for republicans. caller: hi, james. thank you for coming on. paint a is, i want to scenario and get your comment. is there any chance that you that ourk -- think created these terrorists and radicals? guest: i think that all the studies that have come out agree with that. every time you have a drone attack, you're killing scores. hundreds of thousands of innocent people. they have been killed in these raids. all of the studies say that every time you kill a relative, the relative has other relatives. they have children and parents and aunts and uncles. you are helping radicalize people who would not necessarily have been radical in the first lace. it has not accomplished any
with today. when we come back, we're going to talk about edward snowden. david shuster has been collecting information about the nsa laeseaker, and we'll talk t jacob ward who will talk about the private sector and how much information they have on you. the news of the day plus so much more. answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. >> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts, dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters in new york. you are returning to our continuing coverage of the nsa controversy
think the role is of edward snowden am in the debate? caller: mr. snowden did the right thing the wrong way. he brought it to everyone's attention and opened up a lot of people's eyes as to what is really going on. i think we're going to see a lot more come from mr. snowden. he can'tppointed that do it from our shores. host: that is tom from vermont. this is president obama in one of the few times he mentioned snowden speak yesterday. we needed a more robust public discussion about the balance of security and liberty. what i did not know if the time was within view -- weeks of my speech, an avalanche of unauthorized disclosures would spark controversy that his continued to this day. that we have an open investigation, i will not dwell on mr. snowden and his actions or his motivations. i will say that our nation's thense depends in part on fidelity of those entrusted with our secrets. if any individual objects to government policy can take it into their own hands to disclose information,sified we will not be able to keep our people safe or conduct foreign- policy. moreover, the sensation
provided to greenwald by former nsa contractor edward snowden. it reveals how the government collects phone data, and spies on world leaders. all of this is a concern for privacy advocates along with many americans, but the nsa maintains the program is nothing to fear. according to them they aren't monitoring calls or after the contents of your e-mail. the data helps them to connect the dots between those wish to go harm americans. >>> recommendations it says will improve, not impair the agency. and ready to weigh in is journalist glen greenwald. welcome to the stream. >> great to be with you. thanks for having me. >> yes, take listen to this, president obama discussing the process. >> i'm taking this very seriously. this is the debate that needed to be had. the question that we're going to have to ask, can we accomplish the same goals that this program is intended to accomplish in ways that give the public more confidence that impact the nsa is doing what it's supposed to be doing. >> so here are some of the recommendations. the president plans to keep the collection of phone data under th
seen momentum prior to the snowden revelations. there would have been to people in congress that would have voted to start restricting nsa activities. after his revelations, there were almost the majority. they are five votes short of the majority. i am seeing that progression of american citizens who are beginning to worry about all the surveillance. if you of your books on the subject, "the shadow secrets," tody of name a few. has the nsa surveillance program uncovered any planned terrorist attack? just looking at the different programs, when the nsa came out they said there were 54 programs they helped stop and they keep reducing those. on the metadata program, which is the most controversy oprah program -- program,roversial there has only been one incident that they have been able to detect since 2001, and that was a person in san diego who sent $8,000 to a group in somalia and had nothing to do with united states. positiven't been any things that have come out of that metadata program. the other ones, the 53 other part of awere different program, called the prison program. that is
of secrets. if we the public know what they are doing and that is why it is imperative that mr. snowden came forward and shining a light on this. >> in fact, on twitter asking are you anticipating the progress. there is going to be a lot of em fi -- empty rhetoric. very little substance. no actual recourse for violations. no substantiative reform. >> you know -- >> go ahead. >> no, go ahead. >> you know, i was going to say, there are a couple of changes that he's proposing that are decent ones, like putting an advocate in the court and no longer is the government the only side showing up when it is time to argue whether or not toish issue a warrant. the his interest when there is a controversy the approach is pretending you are changing things and not actually to change it. it is a really big mistake to look at the end of this process as the very, the most, it is just the beginning. of course, there is not serious change proposed by president obama. no president wants to give up surveillance power. they are forced to do that. the key is for the public pressure to build, demand more changes t
to a thief like edward snowden. as peace talks begin, an american doctor fights for the lives of the suffering in syria. holly williams reports. >> i've used needle and thread that we use to sew clothes to sew people back together. >> pelley: and who can save the big hockey event from california's heat wave? carter evans finds the puck stops here. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the cold winter air in the east is filled tonight with the sounds of plows in search of pavement and shovels in search of sidewalks. after the storm, new bedford, massachusetts, is digging out of more than a foot of snow. roads throughout the northeast and mid-atlantic states are still icy and dangerous. this is virginia. and now temperatures many the region are plummeting again. today it got as low as nine degrees in washington, d.c., seven in new york city and boston. watertown, new york, hit 37 degrees below zero. we have a team of correspondents covering the story. first, michelle millner hanover, massachusetts. just southeast o
, but the thing that you need to look at, the metadata collection, the most controversial one from edward snowden, that came through the course of last year. what will he do about it? we know that his own administration came back with they hold the data itself. but not going forward. we know it's not enough for many advocates, many civil libertarians in this country, and where will the president go on that? where will he go with the so-called national security letters issued by the fbi to the communications companies requesting information without any sort of judicial review? will there be constraints on that as well? and back to the metadata collection, will there be review for when they two to the secret court, the court that hears law enforcement in the intelligence community. their request for intelligence warrants the tools that they need to fight terrorism and law enforcement. the advocate on that, the privacy advocate that speaks up for the public's right to privacy. and overall, the president expected to emphasize the need for further transparency, and the overriding theme, as the technol
gathering. also danielle elsberg, why he thinks it vind gates, edward snowden. plus a seemingly botched leeltal injection in ohio. and the often painful program for infant children in adapting to american life. >>> hello, i'm antonio mora, this is "consider this". more on what's ahead. >> intelligence agencies cannot function without secrecy, which makes their functioning less open to public debate. >> an ohio inmate took 26 minutes to die during an execution. >> i've never seen anything that lasted so long in the shuddering and gasping was so pronounce pedestrian. >> everything here is different. >> they are the american dream. >> we begin with the long awaited recommendations from president obama on reforming the vast and controversial spying powers of the nsa. , while defending widespread surveillance as crucial to national security, president obama said he was ending the collection and storage of phone data at least as it exists today and vowed to stop is eavesdropping on friendly allies. >> it will ensure that we take into account our security requirements, but also, our alliances,
how far we've come on this since edward snowden revealed this to the world. we got to asking the question did edward snowden win in effect? here's what we found. >> my name is edward snowden -- >> reporter: in the seven months since he burst on the international scene. >> the public is owed an explanation. >> reporter: edward snowden made some of the secretive aspects of america's intelligence gathering public knowledge. phone data. eavesdropping on leaders of u.s. closest allies and tapping into the very back bone of the internet. uproar at home and abroad led the president to lead an expert reform panel and now he'll announce which of their recommendations he'll accept. snowden accomplished much of what he was fighting for a point he's been none too shy to point out. >> the conversation occurring today will determine the amount of trust we can place both in the technology that surrounds us and the government that regular late it. >> reporter: jane harman served on the house intelligence committee for eight years. when you look at what snowden be inthe ended to do, expose th
concerned with civil liberties, how is it all of this on grand scale edward snowden and syria and all of the s's, affects us in v vermont. so there is a federal organization that happens to be in vermont because it happens to be in vermont. it is in wiliston. it is 150 people who sit at computers and they process every police query nationwide of a potential illegal alien. that is their job. it is part of i.c.e. which is part of homeland security. and inside that group is b.r. g b.r.a.g. bioterrorism something something group. and they process all the applications that have to do with people seeking jobs with type one or type two bio agents. people associated with cdc or high level public and private sector research. there is a law called the patriot act that says you cannot work in biological or chemical fields unless you are cleared and if you are not cleared you are called a restricted person. so i started doing research because i wanted to know how many restricted people are there. that is a good question, right? i e-mailed the fbi private affairs office, e-mail people i know, wen
. and neglected to say thank you, edward snowden. maybe that was on his television prompter and he choked up when he said it. he did say earlier about mr. snowden who has joined our board of directors, that he deplored the sensational way that this information, which has led to all these proposals for reform, including his, and various legislative proposals, now pending in congress, he hated the way that was made. well, what exactly other way might that have come to his attention or to our attention? there was no other way. he's talked about his whistle blower protection act which didn't go into effect until after snowden had actually made his disclosures. but he neglected to, maybe he didn't know that that didn't cover snowden as a contractor. anyway, the four nsa officials who have been saying for years that the nsa was acting unconstitutionally, in this dragnet surveillance that they were carrying on were defying the fourth amendment had said openly that they thought snowden did the right thing and they did the wrong thing by acting through the channels that the president had spoken of. they w
't a feature in any of the snowden leaks, involved the f.b.i.'s issuance of national security letters, which are demands in national security communication tozz turn over basic information. these are done without perspective judicious review and they are done at a very low level of the bureau. they are quite controversial. they have nothing to do with the snowden leaks. and the review level, i think it was the second recommendation quite high up in the review group reports said this stuff needs to be subject to prospective judicial review. this did not go over well at the f.b.i. and the f.b.i., unlike the 215 program, a few hundred queries a year, this is thousands and thousands and thousands of requests. so this is really part of the daily bread and butter of f.b.i. there was a real interagency squabble over this, and the bureau won. and the president actually sounded a lot like -- in his speech sound aid fair bit like the f.b.i. director did in a discussion that the "new york times" reported on or some other media reported on a few weeks ago and basically said it shouldn't be harder to get
edward snowden get a hold of the intelligence documents and leave the country. we want to begin with those developments. democrats -- the li host: also, join the conversation on twitter or post a comment on facebook. and you can also e-mail us -- host: the headline in "the new .ork times" this morning leaders on the sunday shows saying edward snowden may have gotten help from the spy services while he at the national security agency building -- excuse me, facility is the word i am looking for -- in hawaii before he leaked the document. i want to show you what my grog -- mike rogers had to say, republican who sits on the house intelligence committee. chairman of the committee. he was on "mid-the press -- "meet the press." was ast of all, if it privacy concern he had, he did not look for information on the privacy side for americans, he was feeling information with pat -- that had to do with how we operated overseas to collect information to keep americans safe. that begs a question. and some of the things he did were beyond his technical capabilities. it raises more questions. ho
. no matter what you think of edward snowden and the decision to spill secrets of how the government conducts domestic surveillance, he started one big debate. without him, it is hard to imagine the president giving the speech he gave this week. the spying programs are here to stay it appears. but the president says he would like to protect your privacy better. i will have reaction from top voices in congress and the digital world this morning as we grapple with the future of privacy in america. plus, as chris christie raises money in florida this weekend, he's also trying to get his presidential ambitions for 2016 back on track. this morning new allegations of strong arming by his administration from a new jersey mayor. is the bridge scandal widening or is this politically motivated pile-on? we'll talk about it. joining me here andrea mitchell nia-malika henderson from "the washington post," harold ford and newt gingrich. to all of you, isn't it significant that after all the hue and cry, after all these revelations by snowden, the president has in effect ended this debate by saying, these p
.s.a., and reform of the authorities and policies in connection with the snowden disclosures. these issues and the speech raise a -- just an incredible array of discrete policy and legal questions. there are the domestic authority questions, civil liberties questions, there are foreign policy diplomatic questions, there are internet governance, there are u.s. industries, which are losing very large sums of money as a result of loss of confidence in overseas markets, and there are privacy questions. we worked foreign policy program to put together this very quick event in which weather going to offer a bunch of different reactions from different parts of the institution. keep in mind, the speech was only given very recently. it covers a wide range. so certainly a lot of what i'm going to say today is still relatively tentative, and some of my thoughts may be subject to change over time on that. so i want to be candid about that up front. what i think we're going to do, each of us, starting with bruce d cam and wallace and myself will speak briefly and give some overview thoughts, and then w
been helping edward snowden and also expressing real concern about safety for the coming olympics. just give me your reaction to that. >> i share the chairman's concern about what the russian intelligence services may be doing with mr. snowden. i don't have any particular evidence, but one of the things that i point to when i talk about this is that the disclosures that have been coming recently are very sophisticated in their content and sophisticated in their timing. almost too sophisticated for mr. snowden to be deciding on his own. seems to me he might be getting some help. >> schieffer: and what about the coming olympics, are you concerned about the lack of cooperation that the russians seem to be giving us? >> long history of cooperation between nations who are hosting an olympics and the united states government and united states intelligence community in particular. and we did not get that cooperation with the russians. so i share the chairman's concern about the safety of the olympics. >> schieffer: why do you think that is? just the russians being the russians or is there so
and national security. edward snowden possibly except shown an extensive program. has shown anwden's extensive program, and how they can hack into computers not connected to the internet. -- isg me is david saying "conceal."or of let me read the first paragraph. agency hasl security implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world to allow the united states to create surveillance on the machines and create a digital highway for launching cyber attacks. that is one powerful opening statement. tell me about it. >> the fact that the nsa targets around the world is not a surprise and make target all-digital communication, but we learned as you and i have discussed at some length during the attacks on iran's nuclear program, they can get into a computer system completely walled off from the internet. or intelligence agency company or criminal group that 100%d to try to have insurance that they are not being watched and will not be hit by some kind of cyber weapon would disconnect their computers from the outside world. the big challenge has always been, what do you do about these com
it to give people confidence. address the nation this friday. edward snowden's leaks have unveiled a surveillance program. the nsa has planted software that can create a digital highway for launching cyber attacks. that is one powerful opening statement. tell me about it. >> the fact that the nsa targets computers around the world is not a surprise to anybody. learned they also have the capability to get into a computer system that was walled off from the internet. anyone who wanted to have 100% are not going to get hit by a cyber weapon would detach from the outside world. the big question is what would you do with those that have the data nsa is interested in. during the reporting on the olympic games, against iran's nuclear enrichment program, i thought that the nsa was well down that road. there were couple of details i learned along the way that we can hold at the request of the government because they use these for operational purposes, but then, a german news magazine published a number of documents a couple of weeks ago that basically revealed the degree to which the nsa ha
months by former nsa contractor edward snowden. >> reporter: there has been no immediate reaction from edward snowden to president obama. but supporters would say changes would happen. edward snowden former nsa contractor, released documents just seven months ago. stating that the national security agency had-collecting the phone records of verizon customers. and then details of an internet surveillance program. nine couples had been giving nsa direct access to all user data. a defiant president obama said the math was simple. >> you can't have 100% security and also then have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience. >> reporter: a new days later snowden took to the airwaves and identified himself fueling the now public debate. >> i sitting in my detective certainly had the authority to wiretap anybody even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded. >> reporter: and everything could be held indefinitely. >> the storage increases every year. >> reporter: revelations kept coming. in late june the british version of the nsa had intercepted communications of world le
. >> the president are criticized edward snowden. >> if any individual objects to government policy can take it into their own hands to publicly disclose classified information then we will knot be able to keep our people save -- not be able to keep our people safe or conduct foreign policy. >> and congress will have to sign off on a lot of this. reaction is mixed at this point. those on the left the president's national a-- natural allies. libertarians on the right meanwhile in the libertarian wing of the republican party say the president's proposals fall far short of the mark. back to you. >> mike viqueria thank you. david aueerbach, welcome. what did you think of the president's speech? >> i was somewhat disappointed and somewhat unimpressed. he didn't go as far as he had asked in august. >> what was missing? >> he was addressing only one of the literally dozens of programs, the section 215 phone records collection. he did not address at all the issue of mass collection of actual e-mails, mass collection of 200 million text extion marijuana per day, the hacking of google and yahoo's data
of the nsa's surveillance programs over six months since edward snowden exposed them to global scrutiny. in a move denounced by privacy advocates, obama refused to end the bulk collection of telephone metadata, saying only he will modify it from "how it currently exists." >> i am therefore ordering a transition that will end the section 215 bulk metadata program as it currently exists and establishes a mechanism that preserves the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata. this will not be simple. >> undernder -- obama's proposal, nsa officials would require court orders to access calling records, except in cases of emergency. but it will be up to the justice department and congress to work out the details. in his remarks, obama also pledged to stop the spying on foreign leaders, and to increase privacy protections for foreign citizens overseas. x let me be clear. our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intention of governments, as opposed to ordinary citizens, around the world, in the same way the intelligence service ontario
and national security, edward snowden's leaks have revealed an extensive surveillance program, the new york times reports today that the nsa has been using a secret technology that allows it to hack into computers not connected to the internet. joining me from washington, david sanger, he cowrote the article, he is national security correspondent of "the new york times" and the author of confront and conceal. welcome, david, great to have you here. >> great to be back with you, charlie. >> rose: i will read the first paragraph written by you and tom sanger. the national security agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allow the united states to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyber attacks. that is one powerful opening statement. tell me about it. >> well, the fact that the nsa targets computers around the world is not a surprise to anybody, and they target all digital communications, but we learned and you and i have discussed it at some length during the attacks on iran's nuclear program tha
. >>> and the president also talking about edward snowden. he says the public concerns don't take away the damage that snowden did. >> the sensational way these disclosures havement come out has often shed more heat than light, while revealing information to our adversaries that we may not know the effect of for years to come. >>> he is one of the most famous government whistleblowers in decades, and yet edward snowden began his leaks just seven÷ acrd the official tally is still 1700 today. it is 30% contained, which is a good figure. they do these reports twice a day, so we'll get a good growth on that figure probably by the end of the day. a lot of people here. they have helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft. this was really a dicey situation yesterday morning. this fire started at about dawn. it was started accidentally by three campers up in this the hills. and firefighters really didn't know which way it was going to go in the early hours of that fire. fortunately the wind conditions were in that favor. the fire burned mostly uphill, although it did take out five houses and 17 other structures.
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, who just announced snowden as a new board member. he is the famed whistle-blower who leaked to reporters the top secret documents dubbed the pentagon papers outlining the u.s. military's role in vietnam. great to have you on the show with us today. julian assange said the president had to be dragged kicking and screaming to maim make the recommendations. aclu panned the speech. it was called a p.r. effort to mollify the public. >> well, i heard the president say he was certain that this debate would strengthen us and i would like to say thank you edward snowden, maybe that was on his television prompter and he choked up when he said it. he did say earlier about mr. snowden who has joined our board of directors that he deplored the sensational way that this information, which has led to all these proposals for reform including his and various legislative proposals now pending in congress. he hated the way that was made. but what exactly other way might that have come to his attention? there was no other way. he talked about his whistle-blower protection act which didn't go in
by a series of problems, including the granting of asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. what do you say to those who see you as an adversary? >> translator: between major countries there are common grounds and points of tensions. with respect to athletes, i would recommend and advise them not to think about the political differences. politics should not interfere with sports. and sports should impact politics. >> the most famous american in russia is edward snowden, is he invited to sochi? >> translator: the most renowned american in russia now is barack obama. everybody is invited. mr. snowden is subject to the treatment of provisional asylum here in russia. he has a right to travel freely across the country. he has no special limitation. he can just buy a ticket and come here. >> and stay as long as he wants? >> translator: yes, sure, definitely. >> whoever comes to sochi will find a city still under construction, and it is costing a fortune. lots of questions about corruption and the unbelievable cost. these olympics are going to cost far and away more than any ever. >> one official
's gone very far unilaterally disarming the u.s. on surveillance. basically, since the edward snowden revelations six months ago, he tried to straddle both lines saying i want to satisfy the privacy concerns but keep our national security. i think the steps he's taken, especially on neutering this telephone collection program -- >> of meta data which is not listening on phone calls, but if you call joe, your number, his number, how long the call lasted. >> right. he is extending constitutional protections to foreigners saying their privacy concerns are as important as americans' privacy concerns. the job is to spy on foreigners. lastly complicating this unwieldy judicial process of court oversight of the intelligence services. there is more bureaucracy, more rules, and i think in the end u.s. is less safe. >> is there any precedent for providing privacy protections anywhere around the world to foreigners? let me put it another way. do the chinese give you privacy protections when they are listening in on your e-mail? >> right. >> i don't think so. >> there is no precedent here. for al
of classified documents by former nsa analyst, edward snowden. june -- joining the poll will you please. matt, what do you make of the proposals the president is making here? >> i think he has gone very far toward unilaterally risarming the u.s. on surveillance. >> really? >> since the edward snowden revelations six months ago he has tried to straddle both lines saying i want to satisfy the privacy concerns, but i want to keep national security. i think the steps he has taken especially on neutering the telephone collection program. >> it is not missing a phone call. but if you call joe, your number, his number, how long a call lasted and that sort of thing. >> right. he is sending to the foreigners foreigners -- the job is to spy on foreigners. he is complicating the judicial process of court oversight of the intelligence services. there is more beurocracy and more rules and the u.s. is less safe. >> is there a precedent for privacy protections anywhere around the world to foreigners? let me put it another way. do the chinese give you privacy protections when they listen in on your e-mail? i
telephone records. in the meantime, there are new concerns that edward snowden may have had some foreign help stealing the information that sparked the surveillance controversy last year. steve centanni joins us. what kind of reaction is the president getting to these changes in the nsa surveillance program? >> some say he did the right thing. others say he didn't go far enough. the president in his speech on friday did say the gathering of phone records did continue, but it would undergo more judicial review and the data might be stored by a third party and not the federal government. the opinion is divided on the need for the surveillance program even among democrats. >> new terrorists arey menching. are emerging. actually a new level of viciousness. i think we need to be prepared. >> we can be effective in protecting our country, but we don't need to collect every single phone record of every single american on every single day. >> the president wants input from the attorney general and inat-- intelligence officials on how best to store the data. >> how about that snowden had help fro
snowden is only one of thousands who have traveled all the way to india to take these courses. >> hacking isn't confined to those with high-end computers or computer geniuses. hacking, whether done to improve security or steal data can be done with a laptop or just being in the right place at the right time. >> with simple hacking people can break into companies and do significant damage. >> and those skills are easy to find in india at any one of the thousand of private it colleges. that's what attracted edward snowden the former contractor for the u.s. national security agency to this one. >> edward snowden, if you come here, you could come and learn all those techniques. >> it's the number of foreigners that attend classes that set this it class apart. >> in indian we have global it training, and we have students from all over the world. >> what snowden learned here probably helped him get his job at nsa and the lure of upgrading it skills for a better job has pushed the it education industry to grow about five times in the last five years. new delhi alone attracts thousands of foreign
all these revelations by snowden, the president has in effect ended the debate by saying, these programs are going to stick around, i need them to keep the country safe, newt gingrich? >> it's a significant speech in the sense his bias would be for civil lib ter yins but daily briefings in the white house he said the world is really dangerous and we really need the tools to be safe. i think it's very hard to imagine fundamental changes in the program against president obama's wishes. >> yeah, i mean that's the question, reformers, are they going to say we'll challenge the programs and still stop the bulk collections of data? >> challenge these programs and stop this bulk collection of data? >> they're already saying they want to stop the bulk collection. the biggest change he made was the government would no longer store the elected metadata, all the phone records but hasn't said how that's going to happen. the phone companies are not equip theed to do the kinds of instant searches. they don't have that data mining. he's putting it on congress and the other thing that nob
contemed edward snowden, ultimate reply led to today's proposed. >> if any individual who objects to government policy can take it into their own hands to publicly disclose classified information, then we will not be able to keep our people safe or conduct foreign policy. >> and john, congress is going to weigh in on a lot of this, they are going to have to approve much of what the president proposed today. reaction is certainly mixed as natural allies on the left while many of them are disappointed they don't think these steps go far enough they are calling this a good first step. meanwhile the libertarian wing of the republican party say these proposals fall far short of the mark. john. >> mike viqueria, thank you mike. >>> the david shuft has the story. >> he is one of the most famous government whistle blowers in decades. glen greenwald reported in the guardian that the national security agency had been collecting the are details of verizon's customers. nine companies including google, facebook and apple had been giving the nsa direct access to all user data. president obama s
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'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. "the lead" starts right now. >>> is edward snowden permitting himself a smile somewhere in the single digit temps of russia? i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." >>> forced by nsa leak source edward snowden, today president obama is changing the privacy changes. the politics lead. two bushes in the office are plenty. i'm paraphrasing the woman one calls wife and the other one calls mom. first lady barbara bush not too keen on her son jeb running in 2016. >>> and the pop culture lead. you can blame "sex in the city" but is a risk of a shortened life span another? for one group of viewers it's kind of a mr. big deal. good afternoon, everyone. we're beginning with breaking news coming out of philadelphia after a week full of shootings, authorities tell cnn that at least two students are hurt after fires were shot at the high school in philly. they also tell us that the shots may have come from outside the school through a window. police are on the scene right now. we will, of course, monitor the situation and bring you more information a
't know they existed and then edward snowden changed almost everything. a new chapter in the drama he launched. president obama announcing changes to the government surveillance program in a closely watched speech over at the justice department. the president staked out a middle ground with some reforms to the programs and other contentious procedures being left in place and the president's speech leaves a lot of questions still unanswered. our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto is joining me. a lot of those questions are unanswered but aassume we'll get more answers? >> the president said, in effect, i hear your concerns about this program. both here in the u.s. and overseas. he acknowledged that the u.s. needs to make some changes to build some trust damaged in the wake of snowden's allegations. but he says that some of these programs are necessary to keep us safe. he's going to keep them in place with new safeguards but in place. responding to months of spirited debate sparked by the explosive revelations of edward snowden, today the president told americans what he
any of this if it wouldn't have been for two words, edward snowden. where does it leave us with that? >> nsa has to go back to core principles. it has to target intelligence, data, defer -- deter and defeat the real threat which is al qaeda. it's al qaeda metastasizing. 11,000 foreign fighters in that region for the moment. 73 of them known to be from the u.s. known to be through conversations to get those 73 to -- >> how is that going to hurt the fight on terrorism. you can now request data to people beyond a terrorist target. i don't know what that means. sometimes you find out it's a terrorist target from investigating. >> we're talking about apples and oranges. apples legitimately fighting and oranges collecting from millions of people. how do you mix that. he's right. you have to focus on legitimate terrorism battling but at the same time we have to be careful. >> what about edward snowden. you've done a lot of work at the u.n. will this push the call for amnesty for him? what are we going to do with him. >> a lot of people criticizing him. edward snowden broke the law. that rem
proposed is going to have to go through capitol hill even mentioning edward snowden twice on those kinds of cable abilities. let's look the 215 program, that collection of meta data millions upon billions of records kept by the national security agency. the president says he wants to take two immediate steps right now. first of all, judicial review, any time the intelligence committee or law enforcement wants to go fwa now he says then to go to thefiesa court. there can be three steps between a suspect or suspected terrorist and the individual, the number that they are looking for. now, he wants to reduce that to two to further limit those searchs of the meta data. other than that, he says he wants to take it out of the hands 10 as the president said, there are clear problems with both of that. >> that's not a switch that's going to be turned on overnight. you mention the collection or the eavesdropping telephone calls, cell phones, of course, we heard about angela merkel last year, france with a olan, brazilian leaders and others outraged, the president intimated some of that may be fei
, still a huge problem. on edward snowden, the nsa leaker, he says this. the benefit of the debate he generated was not worth the damage done, because there was another way of doing it. i do not have a yes/no answer on clemency for edward snowden. this is an active case where charges have been brought. you read that quote from the president. >> yeah. >> he's now got some of his own reforms. i think it's clear he wouldn't have delivered that speech the other day if edward snowden had not leaked some of that information. >> well, this debate on what we should do has been going on, simmering, for years. it is true that after the snowden leaks, a lot more people are clued in. but there was a better way for snowden to do this. >> what was that better way? >> he could have complained. he claims he once brought this up in the cia. but in the intelligence community where he worked, there were lots of opportunities for true whistle blowers. he also could have gone to visit with members of congress. that's been tried in the past too. and several members of congress who had a lot of trouble with
's spying. it's the latest story based on edward snowden's leak. the n.s.a. collects close to day, part of a global sweep, and includes people under no suspicion of illegal activity. it's a joint investigation between "the guardian", and channel 4 news in u.k. >> a highly anticipated speech, tomorrow morning, 11 o'c at the department of justice. the premier will unveil his decision on what to do with recommendations from his council on reforming n.s.a. and other elements in washington, and how technology is used to spy not only internationally, but domestically. it's been controversial since the revelations put forward by they came forward with recommendations. the marquee item is section 215 of the law, gathering metagathering data. they recommend a third party, the government holding it for five years, or the phone companies should do so. they said they don't want to have a part of it. the commission, at the at least, said there should be another layer. the government should have to go to some entity, the secretive court within the department of justice that handles the matters and as
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